Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has announced the appointment of a highly-regarded technical and management leader, Gregory T. Waugh, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, to the firm’s New York office.
With more than 40 years of experience in a range of large and complex building projects, Waugh is known for his expertise in building systems, technical detailing, integrated project delivery, and resiliency methods. He has coordinated the design and development of highly sustainable buildings including one with a LEED Double Platinum certification, and has helped oversee post-Sandy resiliency and renewal programs in New York City. Waugh was recently elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and is co-author of Construction In Cities – Social Political, Environmental and Economic Concerns with Patricia Lancaster.
Speaking on Waugh’s appointment, Perkins+Will’s New York Design Director, Robert Goodwin, FAIA, LEED AP, said, “Having worked with Greg in the past, I’m very pleased to welcome him to our team. Greg takes a creative approach to a variety of project challenges throughout the design and construction process. He’s able to translate conceptual designs into reality, carefully considering requirements for security, energy, constructability, and budget.”
In his new role, Waugh will manage Perkins+Will projects in the corporate, commercial, and civic sectors, including the new Center For Healthcare Technology at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. With green building a core focus of his work, Waugh’s perspective accords well with Perkins+Will’s position as one of the architecture and interior design profession’s preeminent sustainable design firms. “I’ve always had a strong interest in sustainability and resiliency, especially relating to commercial and workplace environments, which is one of the main reasons I admire Perkins+Will,” Waugh says. “The firm’s leadership in the field and emphasis on research and social responsibility reflect my own enthusiasm for uncovering the fullest potential of the design and construction process.”
“I look forward to contributing to the advancement of the sustainable design practice as well as the development of the next generation of practitioners,” Waugh added.
Prior to joining Perkins+Will, Waugh worked with a range of clients across the U.S. and around the globe, completing large-scale office projects for Hyundai, the IRS, the City of New York, and BASF, among others. In addition to his client work, Waugh engages in a number of community-oriented pursuits, including the international competition-winning design for the Orange County Crime Victims’ Memorial in Irvine, Calif.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he volunteered to serve as a New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Special Inspector to assist with rebuilding efforts. Waugh also contributed to the Red Hook Housing Sandy Renewal and Resiliency Program, affecting 28 buildings. He also lectures at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, and has contributed to more than 50 AIA continuing education modules over the several decades, yet still finds time to care for his collection of nine vintage motorcycles.